I have a close friend who was recently attacked, mugged and sexually assaulted in San Francisco. Her phone (Blackberry) and laptop were stolen. She now has an iPhone 4S. Many women have asked me the following question and I have researched extensively, but I can't get a definitive answer.
The question is as follows: Is there any software and or hardware that can be added to an iPhone 4 or 4S that would allow the phone to be found if the phone is turned off? Please only address a turned off phone. Also, let's say there is no way to find it when it is turned off. If at some point down the road, the phone were to be turned back on, is there a way to be immediately notified that it is on and it's location. Answers to these questions are not going to solve this particular crime since the victim had a Blackberry, but I would like to be able to inform women (who have an iPhone 4 or 4S) of what they should do now so their phone (and hopefully the perpetrator) can be found if stolen. Please please please don't answer the question as if the stolen phone is still on and locked. I already have that answer.